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3 Oct 2015 Hong Kong City Hall, Theatre

 

Ernesto Jodos, piano鋼琴

Sergio Verdinelli, drums

Mauricio Ponce de Leon, bass低音

 

 

十一歲開始學習音樂鋼琴,十六歲被Gary Burton發現及替他在Berklee取得獎學金前往攻讀,及以優異成績結業。回國後成立了Cambio de Celda三重奏,連續數年獲獎多項,包括最佳唱片和年度爵士樂手。教育方面是Jodos音樂事業中佔有重要的位置,不少當今著名的樂手也曾是他門下,十五年來走遍南北美洲多國巡演和執行工作坊。在布宜諾斯創立了一所官立音樂學院,孕育了不少樂壇新秀。

 

Ernesto Jodos studied piano at the age of 11 years, and at 16 he was hand-picked by Gary Burton, and received a scholarship to study at the “Berklee College of Music” , where he where he studied with Marc Copland and graduated with honors at the age of 19. After returning to his hometown, he found himself a part of a new jazz movement that would renew the Argentinian scene in the 90’s, and that some critics also claim to be very important for the rest of South America. He records his first CD as a leader together with American trombonist Conrad Herwig and Argentinian bass player Hernán Merlo.  This has been followed by a dozen of other awarded albums, using formats that range from the Solo Piano to the Sextet, including several discs in Trio and Duets with guitars.

 

His interest in Argentinian “classical” music( both academic and popular) opened the way to a very important collaboration: several concerts, and a two pianos CD (Degeneraciones) with the great Argentinian composer (and Astor Piazzola´s last pianist) Gerardo Gandini.  Within this association with Gandini, the work “Porgy´s Dream” was premiered in 2006, for chamber orchestra and “improvising” piano.

 

His trio “Cambio de Celda” (with the innovating line up of piano, cello and drums) recorded two CDs, which got him the “Premio Clarín” for “Revelation in Jazz 2002”,

and his “Solo Piano” album got him the “Jazz musician of year 2004” from the same newspaper.   The trio performs a great variety of music and composers. The most important side of the repertoire is based on original music, but the trio also has recorded and performed whole programs dedicated to Argentine “academic” music (Alberto Ginastera, Alberto Williams, Gerardo Gandini), and the pianist Lennie Tristano. This trio received the Prize “Carlos Gardel 2008” for the Best Jazz Album of the year”, and his Quintet received the same prize in 2009.  

 

Jodos has given concerts and made recordings in Uruguay, Chile and Colombia.  He also performed in many European cities like Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium and Denmark and in particular with the Italian pianist Stefano Bollani at the Umbria Winter Jazz Festival in 2009.  Jodos has appeared in more than forty recordings, eleven of them as a leader or co-leader, collaborating with American and Canadian jazz artists like Michael Brecker, Chris Cheek, Ingrid Jensen, and Argentinian jazz artists like Willy Gonzalez and Pedro Aznar.


Educational activity is a fundamental part of his musical life.  He has taught some of the most important musicians from the Argentine scene of the last 15 years. He is the director of the School of Jazz at the Conservatory of Music "Manuel de Falla" (under the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires), and Head of Performance of the School of Contemporary Music.  He also travelled around the country with the title “Ministry of Education of Argentina” and with the program “Traveling Schools of Music”, and has given workshops and clinics in Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil and the US., taught and held seminars in various parts of Argentina as part of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Nation team.  He was invited at the Manhattan School of Music (2004), the School of Music Fernando Sor (Bogotá, 2005 and 2006) and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2006).

 

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